It’s exciting times for Ohio State football fans. With the releases of the television times for the Buckeyes upcoming games, it feels as if football is coming sooner rather than later. On top of that, the Bucks secured a big-time commitment from Andrew Chatfield late Thursday evening.
While a lot of preparation has to be done still by the coaching staff to get the 2017 team ready for another potential playoff season, recruiting still takes a major priority for the staff. With the way Meyer and his gang have been recruiting since they’ve been in Columbus, Ohio, the Scarlet and Gray are primed and loaded for continuous shots at a national championship.
Sunshine state remains loaded
If there’s one state that Urban Meyer may know better than the rest, it’s Florida. With two national championships at the helm of the Florida Gators program, Meyer knows exactly what kind of talent is available in the Sunshine State. That remains true to this day as Meyer and his staff have plucked top talents from Florida each recruiting class— and this year seems to be no different.
Yesterday, the trend continued as Ohio State sent an offer out to Lakeland, Fla. native Brendan Gant. A four-star safety from the 2019 class, Gant has the length to be a superior coverage safety, but also has the frame to become a potential run-stopping threat. At 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, Gant is currently a high school sophomore, meaning there’s plenty of time to add size to his already impressive frame.
Blessed to receive and offer from Ohio State University ⭕️ ⭕️ pic.twitter.com/7EcrdWPa2d— BG3️⃣ 3️⃣ (@TheReal_BGant) June 1, 2017
Currently, Gant holds just over 10 offers, but Florida State is the school many are pegging him to even though it is fairly early in the game. Other notable offers come from the likes of Florida, Kentucky, Arizona and Miami. With the Buckeyes being the latest to the fold, Gant has to see the success Ohio State is having with their defensive secondary as they are pumping out top NFL Draft picks each year now. Time will tell if Meyer and the Buckeyes will become a true threat, but maybe this becomes yet another epic Florida State-Ohio State recruiting battle.
Bobby Brown gets an offer
Fresh off the offer to Florida prospect Gant, the Buckeyes went after another top recruiting state: Texas.
Four-star defensive end Bobby Brown (Arlington, TX / Lamar) secured the OSU offer and now runs his total offer count to 17. Brown, a member of the 2019 class, let the world know via Twitter that the Buckeyes came calling.
I've just received a offer from the Ohio State Buckeyes‼️‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/n7iCcEIk3I— I hate OL's (@tre_brown8700) June 1, 2017
Among those 17 institutions are some football powerhouses; Ohio State joins the likes of Red River rivals, Oklahoma and Texas, in the pursuit of Brown. Right now, Brown stacks up amongst the best in Texas, picking up a top 20 spot in the 247sports recruiting grade.
If more develops in Brown’s recruitment to Columbus, we’ll have you covered.
OSU continues to make the top schools list
Almost each day that passes, a recruit is taking to social media to announce his final schools or list of top schools he will be considering before making a final decision on the college of his choice. With that comes the constant presence of Ohio State, as the Bucks repeatedly are finding themselves in the race for many of the nation’s top overall prospects in the 2018 class.
Yesterday, there was no change at all when another top talent listed the Buckeyes in his top six schools. Four-star defensive end/defensive tackle Greg Emerson (Jackson, TN / North Side) announced a list that included Ohio State, Tennessee, Oregon, Alabama, Clemson and Ole Miss as the final schools.
Ranked as the sixth best at his position in the 2018 class and the second best overall prospect in Tennessee, each of the following schools would love to add this 6-foot-3, 300-pound stud to their class.
Most associated with the home state Tennessee Volunteers, Meyer and staff know this region well enough to believe they have more than a fighting chance to secure his pledge. However, time will only tell which way Emerson decides, and his announcement could come sooner than many may have originally expected.